close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Transferring EIDE HD files to SATA HD

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by rushdooney, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. rushdooney

    rushdooney

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kane County, IL
    Does anyone know of an efficient way to copy files from an EIDE drive (WD) to a new SATA drive (WD Raptor) using MB: ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX?
     
  2. WhatYouWant

    WhatYouWant Duh!

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Land O' Sea
    I am assuming you already have a drive with an OS in the computer.

    Hook the EIDE drive upto the PATA port (with the ribbon cable). Hook the SATA drive upto a SATA port. Use your OS and copy files from one to the other.

    I am tired, hope this is what you wanted.
     

  3. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2001
    Messages:
    26,589
    Likes Received:
    1,830
    Location:
    Indiana
    This obviously isn't something permanent, so if you only have one IDE port(which is likely occupied by the CD/DVD drive), just unplug the optical drive and plug in your extra hard drive. Transfer your files, then plug the DVD drive back in.

    Or, you could get all your data off the drive with this:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1337265&Sku=V13-3210

    Then once thats done, format the drive, and you'll have mass storage.

    IGF
     
  4. Blitzer

    Blitzer Cool Cat

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    12,111
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    The communist's play ground of OHIO
    From one PC to another use Laplink's PC mover.
     
  5. rushdooney

    rushdooney

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kane County, IL
    I appreciate all your helpful comments.

    I found out my MB (ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX) has an IDE connection to it so I can attach my EIDE drive to it.

    Since I can install both EIDE and SATA is it safe to assume that I can read and write between these two in XPPROF?
     
  6. lens

    lens

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Northeast
    Yes, you can read/write and copy between the drives in XP Pro (or any other OS).
     
  7. DragonRider

    DragonRider

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2002
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NoVA
    yes, provided you did not put some security settings that mate the hd with that mobo.